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Photography Courses

Discover more about the exceptional photography courses on offer in your city. Our one-day, hands-on, small group classes will have you using your camera like a pro, and coming back for more... and more... and more...

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Digital I - Beginner Photography

This course is perfect for the beginner. 

In our Digital I beginner photography course we show you everything you need to know to use your camera in full manual mode, choose the right lens for the job, and find the right angles. Our students learn to capture breathtaking images, while having the confidence to replicate their photographs every time.

Get a handle on shutter speed, aperture and ISO, so that you can step effortlessly and easily into using manual mode.

What you will learn:

  • How your camera works
  • Fundamentals of photography
  • Shutter speed, aperture & ISO and how they work together
  • Depth of field (blurry backgrounds)
  • Focus
  • Shutter Priority Mode
  • Aperture Priority Mode
  • Manual Mode
  • Low light photography using ISO
  • White Balance
  • Lens distortion and compression - choosing the right lens for the job
  • Foundations of composition
  • AND MORE.

What's included:

  • 3 to 6 hours of hands-on photography training in a location in your city. 
  • Lunch is included in courses 4+ hours long.
  • Access to the complete Digital I - Beginner Photography Online course, so you can review the content again, and again. 
  • Comprehensive course notes. 
  • Option to take this session as a one-to-one, 3 hour session, or as part of a small group (up to 8 people) for up to 6 hours.
  • ENDLESS ongoing support. Have a question? Ask. We're always here to help.
  • FREE camera rentals! So you can learn before you buy. 
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Digital II - Motion & Light

The next level. Our Digital II - Motion & Light Course will teach you how to read and use different lighting situations to take not just good photos, but amazing ones. We will talk in depth about exposure, exposure compensation and how to capture spectacular images using LIGHT first.

This course will also take you on an in-depth journey through the world of MOTION. Learn to slow it down, speed it up and capture everything in between - we will have you manipulating the settings on your camera like a pro. This is the perfect, and essential next step in your photography journey. You have goals, let's take you there!

What you will learn:

  • How to find the perfect light
  • Direction of light
  • Exposure compensation
  • Light contrast
  • Light metering
  • Sunstarring
  • Silhouetting
  • Hard vs soft light
  • Composition
  • Action photography
  • Clearly capturing motion in all lighting situations
  • AND MORE.

What's included:

  • 3 to 6 hours of hands-on photography training in a location in your city. 
  • Lunch is included in courses 4+ hours long.
  • Access to the complete Digital II - Motion & Light Online course, so you can review the content again, and again. 
  • Comprehensive course notes. 
  • Option to take this session as a one-to-one, 3 hour session, or as part of a small group (up to 8 people) for up to 6 hours.
  • ENDLESS ongoing support. Have a question? Ask. We're always here to help.
  • FREE camera rentals! So you can learn before you buy. 
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Getting specific

Digital III - Landscapes & Travel

Let's get specific. 

In our Digital III - Landscapes & Travel, we will be teaching you the ins and outs of landscape photography. From filters to HDR, panoramas to composition, our Landscapes course will have you taking landscape photos worthy of hanging in galleries. 

PLUS, in our follow up online bonus course, you will also have access to our Street Photography Module.

It's time to get specific, and learn the things you love.

What you will learn:

  • Perspective (where to stand, what lenses to use)
  • Composition (foreground / background balance, wide angles, zooming, colour)
  • What Filters are and how to use them
  • Moving water (shutter speed, filters)
    Wildlife
  • How to look for and use LIGHT
  • Panoramas & HDR
  • Buildings in Landscapes
  • People in Landscapes
  • Travel photography (in the online course)
  • Street photography (in the online course)
  • AND MORE.

What's included:

  • 3 to 6 hours of hands-on photography training in a location in your city. 
  • Lunch is included in courses 4+ hours long.
  • Access to the complete Digital III - Landscapes & Travel Online course, so you can review the content again, and again. 
  • Comprehensive course notes. 
  • Option to take this session as a one-to-one, 3 hour session, or as part of a small group (up to 8 people) for up to 6 hours.
  • ENDLESS ongoing support. Have a question? Ask. We're always here to help.
  • FREE camera rentals! So you can learn before you buy. 
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Stunning portraits

People Photography

Who doesn't want to take better photos of people? Your family, your kids and grandkids, a significant birthday, your friends at a party, a family reunion, a wedding… these are the times when you want to be able to take the very best photos of the people in your life. Our instructors help you learn photography basics for taking people photos you can treasure.

This course will have you learning the intricacies of posing, communicating and managing light to take spectacular portraits. From individuals to groups, we will have you organizing incredible photo shoots.

What you will learn:

  • Posing people and groups
  • Communication with subjects for best, most flattering photos
  • Focusing and depth of field for individuals and groups
  • Directional light - side, front, back, shade, etc.
  • Using natural light in portraits
  • Using light modifiers (including reflectors)
  • AND MORE.

What's included:

  • 3 to 6 hours of hands-on photography training in a location in your city. 
  • Lunch is included in courses 4+ hours long.
  • Access to the complete People Photography Online course, so you can review the content again, and again. 
  • Comprehensive course notes. 
  • Option to take this session as a one-to-one, 3 hour session, or as part of a small group (up to 8 people) for up to 6 hours.
  • ENDLESS ongoing support. Have a question? Ask. We're always here to help.
  • FREE camera rentals! So you can learn before you buy. 
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mastering light

Night Photography

Complete the "light" picture.

Our Night Photography course will teach you how to capture crystal clear night scenes. Learn how to capture city scapes at night, from light trails to ghost people to light writing.

Our simple process will have you mastering all forms of low light photography, from sunsets and sunrises to night scenes. We will cover the use of tripods, shutter releases and flash at night to demystify this beautiful photography medium.

What you will learn:

  • How to take awesome photographs at night – what else really matters??
  • Long exposures
  • Sunsets
  • Low light photography
  • Night portraits
  • Physiograms
  • Light painting
  • Light writing
  • Getting creative at night
  • Fireworks (in the online course)
  • Lightning (in the online course)
  • AND MORE.

What's included:

  • 2.5 to 4 hours of hands-on photography training in a location in your city. 
  • Access to the complete Night Photography Online course, so you can review the content again, and again. 
  • Comprehensive course notes. 
  • Option to take this session as a one-to-one, 2.5 hour session, or as part of a small group (up to 8 people) for up to 4 hours.
  • ENDLESS ongoing support. Have a question? Ask. We're always here to help.
  • FREE camera rentals! So you can learn before you buy. 
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editing essentials

Lightroom Photo-Editing

This is a must-have course for anyone looking to truly enjoy photography (and not feel overwhelmed about organizing, editing and sharing their work).

Learn all about Adobe Lightroom and it's incredible functionality. This course will teach you about organizing and editing your photographs and set you up with a brilliant system for years to come!

Our course is designed to start at the very beginning and is perfect for those of you with 
a little, or zero Lightroom experience. Our Instructors will walk you through the photo-editing process, from import to organizing and editing and finally to exporting. 

What you will learn:

  • Importing & exporting photographs
  • Organizing in Lightroom
  • Finding and sorting your photographs
  • Editing photographs
  • Using the Develop Module
  • Standard and complex editing functions
  • Exporting your photos for different uses
  • Why Lightroom is one of the best organizing and editing programs out there.
  • AND MORE.

What's included:

  • 3 to 6 hours of ZOOM based, interactive learning. 
  • Access to the complete Lightroom Photo-Editing Online course, so you can review the content again, and again. 
  • Comprehensive course notes. 
  • Option to take this session as a one-to-one, 3 hour session, or as part of a small group (up to 6 people) for up to 6 hours.
  • ENDLESS ongoing support. Have a question? Ask. We're always here to help.

Advanced Online Photography Courses

Once you have journeyed through our in person Photography Courses, you will be ready to join our Advanced Photography Courses. The following 6 courses are online programs, designed to help you learn advanced techniques in the comfort of your own home. Check them out, and get started today!

Macro Photography

INTO THE WORLD OF THE TINY: 

Our Macro Photography Course is all about getting into the world of the tiny. From flowers to objects and everything in between, this course will help you understand your equipment and learn how to use it effectively to take truly incredible, sharp, crystal clear close up photos.

This course includes approximately 1.5 hours of self paced online course learning, plus hours of additional exercise and learning material to help elevate your photography in an efficient, practical and hands-on way.

What do you need to get started?

A computer, phone or tablet to watch the videos on, and to download the exercises, notes and bonus material. 

A camera with a manual mode (so DSLR, mirrorless or bridge camera) and one lens. For this course, a tripod is a huge advantage, and if you have it, a shutter release is useful (but not necessary). We also recommend a macro lens, extension tubes, teleconverters or close up filters - but again, these are not necessary to get you started.

What's in the Course:

  • Section 1: Intro
  • Section 2: What is Macro Photography?
  • Section 3: Equipment
  • Section 4: Understanding Your Macro Lens
  • Section 5a: Setup Intro
  • Section 5b: Setting Up Your Tripod
  • Section 5c: Using Manual Focus
  • Section 5d: Using a Shutter Release
  • Section 5e: Using the Self Timer
  • Section 6: Depth of Field
  • Section 7: Putting it All Together
  • Section 8: Composition
  • Section 9: Getting Creative
  • Section 10: Finish

Astro Photography

CAPTURING THE NIGHT SKY: 

Our Astro Photography course brings you into the world of the night sky. Here we learn to capture everything from stars, to star trails, the milky way and the moon. Plus, we include a section on editing your photos so that you're ready to capture the shot, and share it with pride.

This course includes approximately 2 hours of self paced online course learning, plus hours of additional exercise and learning material to help elevate your photography in an efficient, practical and hands-on way.

What do you need to get started?

A computer, phone or tablet to watch the videos on, and to download the exercises, notes and bonus material. 

A camera with a manual mode (so DSLR, mirrorless or bridge camera) and one wide angle lens. For this course, a tripod is a must, and if you have it, a shutter release is useful (but not necessary).

What's in the Course:

  • Section 1: Intro
  • Section 2a: Choosing a Location
  • Section 2b: Equipment
  • Section 2c: Using Your Tripod
  • Section 2d: Using a Shutter Release
  • Section 2e: Using the Self Timer
  • Section 2f: Using Manual Focus
  • Section 2g: Lens Selection
  • Section 3: Hyperfocal Distance
  • Section 4: Setting Up Your Composition
  • Section 5: Capturing Stars
  • Section 6: Capturing Star Trails
  • Section 7: Getting Creative
  • Section 8: The Moon
  • Section 9: Editing
  • Section 10: Finish

Flash & Indoor Photography

UPPING YOUR INDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY GAME: 

This course is an ESSENTIAL course to add to your repertoire of photography skills, and will establish your skills in challenging lighting situations. We will teach you how to master the use of natural light and how to subtly and elegantly incorporate external lighting sources to enhance your photos without destroying ambiance. 

This course includes approximately 1 hour of self paced online course learning, plus hours of additional exercise and learning material to help elevate your photography in an efficient, practical and hands-on way